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6 August 2014 HONIR: an optical and near-infrared simultaneous imager, spectrograph, and polarimeter for the 1.5-m Kanata telescope
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We have developed an optical and near-infrared instrument HONIR (Hiroshima Optical and Near-InfraRed camera) with imaging, spectroscopy, and polarimetry capabilities in two (one optical and one near-infrared) bands simultaneously. Imaging capability with a field of view of 10 arcmin by 10 arcmin has been available since 2011, as reported in the previous SPIE conference. In addition, spectroscopic and polarimetric optical components (grisms, an Wollaston prism, a half-wave plate, and focal masks) were installed in the instrument, which enabled us to perform spectroscopy and linear polarization measurement by imaging polarimetry and spectro-polarimetry. Spectral resolution of R = λ/(triangle)λ ~ 440 - 800 is achieved in spectroscopy using a slit mask with an 1".3 width. In polarimetry, instrumental polarization is less than ~0.05 % with stability of better than ~0.05 %, which is sufficiently small to achieve an aimed accuracy of polarization measurement of ~0.1 % at primal observing wavelengths.
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Hiroshi Akitaya, Yuki Moritani, Takahiro Ui, Takeshi Urano, Yuma Ohashi, Koji S. Kawabata, Asami Nakashima, Mahito Sasada, Kiyoshi Sakimoto, Tatsuya Harao, Hisashi Miyamoto, Rieko Matsui, Ryosuke Itoh, Katsutoshi Takaki, Issei Ueno, Takashi Ohsugi, Hidehiko Nakaya, Takuya Yamashita, and Michitoshi Yoshida "HONIR: an optical and near-infrared simultaneous imager, spectrograph, and polarimeter for the 1.5-m Kanata telescope", Proc. SPIE 9147, Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy V, 91474O (6 August 2014); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2054577
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